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Carowinds

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:44 pm
by Danny
Today Screamscape have found and revealed plans for what they believe is Carowinds next coaster coming next year. Removal of current attractions is taking place and it's expected that coaster work will begin in autumn. Personally I think ,along with others, that this will be a B&M hyper as SS has pointed out. The pictures look quite interesting and this is where you can speculate and share any other news you may find in this.

Link: http://www.screamscape.com/html/carowinds.htm

Enjoy:)

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:27 pm
by Alex
Won't it be a Giga? Considering the name is supposed Fury 325 and that implies it will be over 300 ft.

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:33 pm
by Danny
Alex wrote:
Won't it be a Giga? Considering the name is supposed Fury 325 and that implies it will be over 300 ft.


It says in the article that it will be little over 300ft, most likely 325ft. It's layout has many similarity a to Leviathan at Canada's Wonderland, and if it's manufactured by B&M it's called a Hypercoaster. On their website that's what they all come under. They don't class them as Giga's.

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:45 pm
by Alex
Fair enough :)

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:40 am
by lewis97
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Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:31 pm
by lewis97
New teaser:

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The date of the 8th August is thought to mark an official announcement by Carowinds.

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:55 pm
by NemesisRider
At the risk of being completely stupid, isn't that a wooden coaster? I assume it's being knocked down for the new ride...

I expect an ancient theme, possibly Roman related.

Or perhaps another Goliath... :lol

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:05 pm
by Jack
^this isn't a six flags park :P

looking forward to seeing how this goes, very excited to see what happens! :D

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:06 pm
by NemesisRider
It's B&M, of course it is going to be good!

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:09 pm
by Danny
nemesisrider wrote:
It's B&M, of course it is going to be good!


It hasn't been confirmed as being a B&M. It's pure speculation, although it looks a good possibility.

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:10 pm
by NemesisRider
Still, if it is B&M I will be interested. Even though Carowinds is 3000+ miles away... :W

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:03 pm
by Danny
Here is a video of a coaster made in no limits 2 that's almost identical to the plans released. It looks a fun layout with many sections almost inverting, and an underground tunnel!

http://youtu.be/xq_M6ymNk7M

Although this won't be 100% accurate it seems to give the facts:
96mph top speed
85° drop

Sounds exciting :)

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:09 pm
by NemesisRider
I bet Centurian is the more likely name. The whole ancient theme is related to that name because Centurians were Roman troops.

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:39 pm
by Danny
People are guessing its Centurion as Cedar Fair filed for copyright on the name. This is almost confirmed,

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:27 pm
by dazza4783
lewis97 wrote:
New teaser:

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The date of the 8th August is thought to mark an official announcement by Carowinds.


The roman numerals say "8.21.2014" so it will be 21st August, not the 8th.

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:48 pm
by lewis97
Ahh yes, figured out there was an 8 at the beginning and just went with that, forgetting that the date was in the American format.

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:26 pm
by Jack
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:whistle:

yeah, if these are actually the plans for Centurion/Fury 325, then it is looking like it will basically be Leviathan #2 :P

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:26 pm
by NemesisRider
Oh. It's such a shame coasters get cloned, it really ruins the originality of them...

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:57 pm
by Danny
Footers are currently being placed along with lots of tree removal where the station will be :)

Re: Carowinds 2015 coaster

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:21 am
by Jack
NemesisRider wrote:
Oh. It's such a shame coasters get cloned, it really ruins the originality of them...


it isn't going to be a clone, it's a longer, more interesting layout that is similar to Leviathan :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq_M6ymNk7M

A NL2 recreation of the plans, I know this may not be the actual layout, but either way, this is going to be fun to watch grow :D